Web Exclusive | August 2019
HEAT-MX launching nDown technology
HEAT-MX WORLDWIDE has announced that the company will launch a new breakthrough technology, nDown™; No Down / Happy Duck, during the Preview in Seoul 2019 (Date: Aug 28, 19 at 1pm, COEX, Korea, Seminar room 307).
The nDown™ Technology enables to create a wide range of products such as garments, home textiles, sleeping bags, etc, with the look and feel of equivalent products containing natural down feather material without using any animal-based ingredient. It also provides such other benefits for consumers as ease of maintenance (easy home wash, no dry cleaning necessary), no odour, durability, etc, while helping manufacturers/brands lower the cost of manufacturing.
“I am pleased to launch yet another breakthrough technology of nDown™, among many other recent innovations we have brought in the market, based on our patent-pending IP. This nDown™ Technology is extra meaningful for us because it addresses a strong trend in animal protection as well as environmental benefits in our industry, two of the most significant trends in the global textile industry. In the meantime, there has been an obvious limitation in the industry’s efforts in trying to match the performance of natural products such as down feather, etc, as thermal insulation with man-made material, eg, synthetic fibres, etc. For example, there are many products in the market to try to mimic the performance of down feather such as batted non-woven fabrics, loose polyester fibres, fibre-balls, etc. However, these man-made products fall invariably short in performance in several key aspects, eg, warmth-per-weight-ratio, volume recovery, filler-clumping after wash, etc, when compared with high quality down feather material in its optimum state. In addition, the affinity of natural down feather material to moisture and sweat, thus creating fertile ground for bacterial growth makes it impractical to use it for products subject to high level of activities, eg, outdoors, sportswear, military, etc. Our non-animal-based nDown™ Technology not only overcomes all these limitations but also offers many other environmental and performance benefits. Please come and join us at the Preview in Seoul to find out more about this breakthrough technology.”, explains Sae Chang, the inventor of the Technology and CEO of HEAT-MX WORLDWIDE.
Sae went on to say, “We at HEAT-MX are proud and happy to offer this new
nDown™ Technology to keep consumers, manufacturers, animal lovers even the